Title: Program Director of Nursing
Company: University of the District of Columbia
Location: Annandale, Virginia, United States
Pier Angeli Broadnax, PhD, RN, Program Director of Nursing at the University of the District of Columbia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.
In preparation for her career, Dr. Broadnax attended Winston-Salem State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977. She continued her higher education at Hampton University and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing in 1983. In 1993, Dr. Broadnax concluded her studies at George Mason University, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing and health policy development.
Since 2010, Dr. Broadnax has been the program director of nursing at the University of the District of Columbia. Alongside this position, she has served as the president of the Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area since 2017. Since 2012, she has found additional success as a nurse co-leader of the District of Columbia Action Coalition.
Prior to these positions, Dr. Broadnax was the chair of the undergraduate nursing program at Howard University from 2009 to 2010 and an administrator of the school nurse program at the Children’s National Medical Center from 2005 to 2009. For three years, she served as the assistant director of health services with the Department of Corrections. An accomplished educator, Dr. Broadnax has also shared her expertise as an adjunct professor at Yale University.
For her professional accomplishments, Dr. Broadnax was named Nurse Educator of the Year in 2020 by the National Black Nurses Association. She was also named the Voice of Academic Nursing by the same organization. To keep abreast of her field, she has served as a member-at-large of the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Additionally, she has been a charter member of the mayor’s health policy council for the District of Columbia.
Dr. Broadnax attributes her success to her drive to provide quality health care to people. She became involved in her profession because of an innate interest in the field, as she has always wanted to be a nurse from the age of 3. For Dr. Broadnax, being a nurse signifies her identity as a woman committed to giving back to her community and caring for her family. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and walking.
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